Publications and links

Here are some quick links to St. Louis Graduates' research and reports and other useful information. 

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St. Louis Graduates Publications

Degrees with Less Debt: Effective Higher Education Strategies for Underrepresented Student Populations
Report by Illinois Education Research Council, commissioned by St. Louis Graduates. Documents how five higher education institutions are graduating underrepresented students with less debt.

Improving College Access: The St. Louis Graduates Initiative
Case study published in the National Civic Review of the National Civic League. For copies of the article, visit Wiley Publishing and the National Civic Review online.

Advancing Post-Secondary Success: The St. Louis Graduates Story
A case study documenting the creation and evolution of St. Louis Graduates with lessons learned for building a collective impact network. The case study was written by E. Terrence Jones, Ph.D. with support from Citi Foundation.
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A Community Solution to a Community Problem: Refining the Model of a Drop-in Center to Prevent Summer Melt
A case study documenting the second summer of the High School to College Center. The case study was written by Cynthia Todd.
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Community Efforts to Curb Summer Melt: A Pilot Program Case Study
A case study documenting the 2013 creation and operation of the St. Louis Graduates High School to College Center, a community effort to address summer melt. The case study was written by Wyman Center with support from Citi.
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One Student at a Time: Advancing the Goal of Degree Completion in the St. Louis Region
The 2012 report highlighting data about degree completion in the St. Louis region, identifying activities underway and spotlighting opportunities for further progress.
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St. Louis Graduates Data Report 2012
The full data report produced by Drs. Terry Jones and Cynthia Palazzolo at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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St. Louis Graduates Community Plan Executive Summary : Getting Ready, Getting In and Getting Through
The executive summary/overview of the 2011 St. Louis Regional College Access Pipeline Project (St. Louis Graduates)'s community plan recommendations and actions already underway. Published in July 2011.
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St. Louis Graduates' Community Plan for Degree Completion in the St. Louis Region
The detailed version of 2011 community plan to increase degree completion among low-income and first-generation students. Completed by nearly 70 educators, service providers and business and philanthropic leaders over six months in 2010-2011.
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Beyond High School: Building Better Futures
The St. Louis Regional College Access Pipeline Project’s 2009 report on the need for college access and success strategies in the St. Louis region.
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St. Louis Regional Report on College Access and Success
The 2009 350-page research report by Dr. Terry Jones and Cynthia Palazzolo.
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St. Louis Graduates Glossary of Terms Related to College Access and Success
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St. Louis Graduates Service Provider Directory
Details on 24 college access programs, precollegiate programs offered by higher education institutions and college access programs of youth-serving nonprofit organizations based on a survey completed in summer 2012.
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Other Resources

St. Louis is Headed for the Top 10 in Education: St. Louis Regional Chamber's college attainment initiative, December 2013
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Press Release - Education Commissioner Applauds St. Louis Regional College Pipeline Plan 
Missouri Dept of Secondary and Elementary Education, August 2, 2011.
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Can Do - College Access is St. Louis's Most Achievable Major Challenge
St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial, July 18, 2011.
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Talent: The Future of Metro St. Louis
The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA)'s 2011 report on the state of workforce talent in the metro area.
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Making the Case for College Completion in the St. Louis Region
RCGA’s 2011 report on the importance of degree completion to the regional economy.
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St. Louis Regional College Access Pipeline Project Access Missouri position 2011
A one-page position statement in support of Access Missouri need-based financial aid.
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Opportunity Costs and the Class of 2011
St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed about the importance of need-based financial aid to Missouri students.
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Missouri’s Top 10 by 20 Initiative
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has a goal that student achievement will rank in the top 10 states by 2020.
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MDHE Digest
The Missouri Department of Higher Education newsletter highlighting opportunities to improve student transitions.
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